David GordonChristian GarrickSat 11th Nov, 7.30pm
- David Gordon piano
- Christian Garrick violin
Two fantastic musicians come together to form a special duo for November’s Der Bunglehoff. Pianist David Gordon and violin operator Christian Garrick banish any notion of winter for an evening with an eclectic, supercharged repertoire of original jazz compositions and gypsy / folk inspired pieces.
Pianist, composer and harpsichordist, David Gordon is one of the few professional jazz musicians who is also a well-established classical artist. An accomplished harpsichordist as well as pianist, David includes work with the likes of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and has toured Europe and South America with the European Baroque Orchestra.
As a jazz and classical composer, he has had works performed on BBC Radio 3 as well as performances at the Cheltenham Festival and Queen Elizabeth Hall. With his jazz trio David has recorded and toured extensively since 1995 with a repertoire that focuses on original compositions by the band, but also includes material as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, East European dance music and Celtic-tinged melodies.
‘a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination’
PHIL JOHNSON OF THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
‘one of our most brilliant pianists’
BRIAN BLAIN, LONDON JAZZ NEWS
Christian is a jazz violinist, composer and band leader. As a solo performer he has played with numerous notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, Bireli Lagrene, Dolly Parton, All About Eve, Duffy, Caro Emerald, Van Morrison, Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth.
He has recorded six solo albums of which Different Strokes was called “The outstanding British album of the year” in the Sunday Times. His Quartet, with David Gordon on piano, Tom Hooper on drums and Jeremy Brown on double bass, were winners of the Special Award for Best Ensemble at 1999’s BT Jazz Oscars. Christian has since been nominated for ‘Best Rising Star’ and for ‘Best Miscellaneous Instrument’ on numerous occasions.
Christian has fronted the The Budapest Cafe Orchestra, the boutique gypsy-beat specialists from Harringay, since 2009. He is a professor of jazz violin studies at the Royal Academy, Royal College and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
“Christian Garrick has revitalised jazz violin playing so that it has been rejuvenated for the 21st century. Whilst still able to play in the tradition established by Stephane Grappelli Christian has forged his own style which reflects his contemporary interests” TELEGRAPH
“He could easily emerge as one of the great jazz violinists of all time” SIR JOHN DANKWORTH